Al Arabiya Live
January 30, 2011 by staff
Al Arabiya Live, Saturday afternoon, the Egyptian government resigned. This Friday, President Hosni Mubarak announced. He amid the ongoing massive street protests no move to resign him. Much against the wishes of his opponents, including Nobel Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei.
“Today, I will with my colleagues on the street to contribute to the demand for change and against President Mubarak saying he should go,” ElBaradei said Saturday. The former Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday its readiness to transition to a new government to lead when Mubarak leaves.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition movement in Egypt, said in a communique on Saturday for a violent transfer of power. She confirmed her support for a “peaceful transfer blessed” and called for the installation of a transitional government without the ruling National Democratic Party.
Revolt and support
The escalating rebellion in Egypt – the largest country in the Middle East – is also causing the U.S. concerns, the White House to Wall Street. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the authorities in Egypt are “reluctant” to show and “refrain from any violence that could affect peaceful demonstrators.” Also European President Herman Van Rompuy on Saturday called “the violence to stop the bloodshed to stop.” According to Al Arabiya television malchines meantime more than 100 deaths.
According to the Arabic channel Al Jazeera, 95 people were killed in protests in the past 24 hours.
In Amman, Jordan, gathered 70 leading trade unionists to Islamists and the Egyptian embassy to show their support to “the Egyptian people in their revolt against the dictator Mubarak. They chanted that Mubarak is expected in Saudi Arabia. This is a reference to the flight of the Tunisian President Ben Ali, who took shelter there.
Saturday came from that country support for the Egyptian president: Saudi King Abdullah denounced “the attacks on the security and stability” of Egypt. The African Union Saturday for the first time a response came, holds that they follow the situation with concern.
Mubarak sends his government from office so it clings to power itself down. The president, who has 30 years in the saddle, turned to the public late Friday after several days of protests and riots. He spoke to the Egyptians, “not only as president but also as Egyptian citizens.”
Mubarak said the innocent victims on both sides regret. The president said he was aware of the aspirations of the Egyptians, but which cannot be achieved through violence and chaos. He also wants the security and stability of the country guarantees.
“The road to reform has been successful and there is no turning back,” said Mubarak. He promised more democracy, more freedom for citizens, as well as new steps to reduce unemployment, raise living standards and help the poor.
The presidential speech to no avail. In several cities, demonstrators continued to demand resignation of the president. They ignored while the imposed curfew, which also applies Saturday and stuck the headquarters of the National Democratic Party in Cairo on fire. In Cairo and Suez were killed in several skirmishes.
Saturday morning, thousands of protesters again gathered in downtown Cairo to protest against the regime. The army had also taken on major intersections and near government buildings in the capital. In Rafah, near the border with the Gaza Strip, Saturday was the headquarters of State Security attacked by protesters. While three policemen were killed.
The mobile business was partially restored Saturday morning, the Internet yet. The Internet and mobile phone traffic was completely paralyzed earlier in a bid to create the ‘Facebook and Twitter revolt to stifle.
The government also tried the new power to the outside world to reclaim. Four French journalists who reported on the protests would be arrested. The Arab news channel Al Jazeera sends still broadcasting from the country
Al Jazeera Network, a television broadcaster based in Qatar, said Egypt closed its offices in the North African country and withdrew the accreditation of its reporters.
“The closing of our bureau by the Egyptian government is aimed at censoring and silencing the voices of the Egyptian people,” the Doha-based network said in an e-mailed statement today. The network also said its signal on Egypt’s NileSat satellite was disrupted.
Egyptian authorities restricted Internet and mobile-phone access after demonstrations erupted in the country on Jan. 25 with protesters demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Al Arabiya TV of the United Arab Emirates resumed broadcasts from Egypt after it said authorities ordered the station to stop live coverage.
Al Jazeera’s broadcasts have sometimes angered Arab governments. Kuwait in December ordered Al Jazeera to close its local office and revoked its license after the channel covered a crackdown on an opposition rally. Bahrain shut Al Jazeera’s office last May after a naval clash between the island country and neighboring Qatar.
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